Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summer Chess Camps

Summer is fast approaching. With school out and more free time, summer is an excellent time for kids to develop their skills and knowledge at chess camp. While the OSCF does not endorse any outside third-party organizations, we thought you might like to see the following list of camps that have been recommended by coaches, parents, players, and other participants from past OSCF events:

1. Chess Odyssey Summer Camps: Chess Odyssey, run by local National Master Pete Prochaska, runs chess camps throughout the summer at various locations in the Portland area. For more information, visit their website or e-mail Mike Terrill at

2. OES Chess Camps: Tony Hann from Mozek Games is the instructor at the Oregon Episcopal School. For more information, visit their website.

3. Orlov Chess Academy: Up in nearby Seattle, Orlov Chess Academy provides world-class instruction from coaches such as International Master Georgi Orlov and International Grandmaster Emil Anka. For more information, visit their website.

4. St. Olaf College: St. Olaf College in Minnesota offers a dorm experience with world-class instruction from grandmasters and international masters. Tuition includes lodging and meals. Learn more at their website.

Note to parents and coaches: If you are running a camp in Oregon this summer and would like to be added to this list, please contact us.



North Clackamas Chess Tournaments in May and June

North Clackamas Open–2 FREE tournaments

Saturday, May 23 AND Saturday, June 13
(OSCF State Qualifiers)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
4 Round Swiss. Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: 10 – 10:15 am
Time Control: Game in 30, 5 second delay
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners
Tie Breaker: Cumulative
Equipment: Bring a chess set, board, and chess clock if you have them as none will be supplied. Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.
REGISTRATION: On-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contract method (phone/e=mail). You may also pre-register by send an e-mail with the above information to ““. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.
Location: Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas OR 97015
Directions to Park: Turn south at the traffic light onto SE 147th Avenue from SE Sunnyside. The Library is located one block south of this intersection across the street is the Park.
TD: Ed Addis
Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email